In Part 1 of this series, we talked about different ways to afford art, including buying smaller pieces and grouping them, considering limited edition giclee prints, and signing up for our Patron’s Program which helps you save for art while getting to know the artists whose work you’re interested in.
In Part 2, we want to discuss another issue that comes up—not having room for new artwork. There’s a simple solution to this problem—rotate your art! Putting a piece of art away (or in a different room) will open up decorating possibilities and breathe new life into your space. When you decide to put the art up again, and if it no longer moves you, it’s a good sign it’s outlived it’s time in your home. Your taste in art may change over the years. Exploring new directions can be exciting and fulfilling. Consider bringing one new piece of art into your collection, it will enliven everything!
By editing or combining your art diferently you will see it with new eyes too. We find that the process of rehanging the gallery every month has this same result. If you don’t feel confident about doing this yourself, an interior designer or art professional (yes, we do this too!) can be consulted to make suggestions and even do the hanging for you.
If it’s time to find a new home for some of your art, consider giving it to other members of your family who may not be able to buy original art yet, and who might associate it with happy memories. Another option is to donate it to a favorite charity fundraiser and take a write-off for the value of the art.